Greenhouse gas emissions from burning of biomass
FAOSTAT - FiresWebsite
The FAOSTAT domain Fires consists of estimates of methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O) and carbon dioxide (CO2) from biomass burning in a range of vegetation types and from fires in organic soils. Data are computed geospatially using Tier 1 default factors of the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National...
Fire management Voluntary guidelines: Principles and strategic actionsWebsite
The Fire Management Working Papers report on issues addressed in the FAO work programme. The purpose of these papers is to provide early information on ongoing activities and programmes and to stimulate discussion.
Taming Wildfires in the Context of Climate ChangePDF
This report provides a comprehensive global assessment of climate change’s consequences for the growing extreme wildfire risk. It discusses the environmental, social and economic impacts of extreme wildfires and presents emerging country approaches to adapt policies and practices to deal with the...
New estimates of greenhouse gas emissions from biomass burning and peat fires using MODIS. Collection 6 burned areasWebsite
The paper presents updates in the estimates of GHG emissions in FAOSTAT using data from Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) known as MCD64A1, Collection 6. The previous FAOSTAT estimates had used as input the Global Fire Emission Database v.4 (GFED4) burned area product, based...
Fire Information for Resource Management SystemWebsite
The Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS) distributes Near Real-Time (NRT) active fire data from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua and Terra satellites, and the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) aboard S-NPP and NOAA 20...
Forest fire managementWebsite
FAO has long had a focus on wildfire management and been one of the international organizations facilitating the development of a comprehensive approach of integrated fire management through applying the 5Rs; Review and Analysis, Risk Reduction, Readiness, Response to fires and Recovery. FAO has...
Global Wildfire Information SystemWebsite
The Global Wildfire Information System (GWIS) is a joint initiative of the GEO and the Copernicus Work Programs. In the new GEO GWIS work program for the years 2020-2022 , the Global Wildfire Information System (GWIS) aims at bringing together existing information sources at regional and national...
ESA Climate Office - FireWebsite
The Fire_cci project aims to improve consistency, using better algorithms for both pre-processing and burned area detection while incorporating error characterization. The Fire project focuses on several issues relating to fire disturbance including analysing and specifying scientific...
European Forest Fire Information System - EFFISWebsite
EFFIS - European Forest Fire Information System supports the services in charge of the protection of forests against fires in the EU and neighbor countries and provides the European Commission services and the European Parliament with updated and reliable information on wildland fires in Europe....
GOFC/GOLD-Fire Implementation TeamWebsite
GOFC/GOLD (Global Observations of Forest and Land Cover Dynamics) is a project of the Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS) program, which is sponsored by the Integrated Global Observing Strategy (IGOS). The main goal of GOFC/GOLD is to provide a forum for international information exchange,...
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